When they came, he looked on (A)Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord's anointed is before him.” But the Lord said to Samuel, (B)“Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, (C)but the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called (D)Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jesse made (E)Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, (F)“There remains yet the youngest,[a] but behold, he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, (G)“Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.” 12 And he sent and brought him in. Now he was (H)ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, (I)“Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” 13 Then Samuel took (J)the horn of oil (K)and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. (L)And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.

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  1. 1 Samuel 16:11 Or smallest

Mordecai also gave him (A)a copy of the written decree issued in Susa for their destruction,[a] that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her and command her to go to the king to beg his favor and plead with him[b] on behalf of her people. And Hathach went and told Esther what Mordecai had said. 10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and commanded him to go to Mordecai and say, 11 “All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside (B)the inner court without being called, (C)there is but one law—to be put to death, except the one (D)to whom the king holds out the golden scepter so that he may live. But as for me, I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days.”

12 And they told Mordecai what Esther had said. 13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for (E)three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, (F)and if I perish, I perish.”[c] 17 Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.

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  1. Esther 4:8 Or annihilation
  2. Esther 4:8 Hebrew and seek from before his face
  3. Esther 4:16 Hebrew if I am destroyed, then I will be destroyed

Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

31 “Simon, Simon, behold, (A)Satan demanded to have you,[a] (B)that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but (C)I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, (D)strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter[b] said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both (E)to prison and (F)to death.” 34 (G)Jesus[c] said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”

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  1. Luke 22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular
  2. Luke 22:33 Greek He
  3. Luke 22:34 Greek He

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And (A)at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And (B)they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking (C)Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and (D)Medes and (E)Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and (F)proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And (G)all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others (H)mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Peter's Sermon at Pentecost

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, (I)since it is only the third hour of the day.[a]

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  1. Acts 2:15 That is, 9 a.m.

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